Day: November 18, 2011

The Republican Party Worship Of Ignorance: “Anyone” Can Run For President!

The only “white collar” professional position that requires no formal qualifications is the Presidency of the United States!

The only requirements are to be 35 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and be alive when elected!

No professional job–doctor, lawyer, professor, accountant, engineer or others–allows the success of a person who is ignorant, lacking in knowledge, or comes across as weird or lazy, except the Presidency of the United States!

So Herman Cain can claim to know nothing, and lean on “experts” to come up with all the answers to every problem. It is true that a President needs top advisers, but he also should be well informed about the major issues that he or she will have to deal with.

No matter how much a fool Herman Cain, or Michele Bachmann, or Rick Perry is, they can claim they are qualified to be President! The Republicans offer us people who are ill qualified to be our Commander in Chief, and ignores the qualified candidates such as Jon Huntsman, who SHOULD be the GOP nominee and give us hope for the party’s future!

The only hope is that the voters know how to sort out who should be eliminated, as no voter should want a person who is just “ordinary” to be the leader of the free world in the 21st century!

What we need are the best among us, NOT the ignorant among us, to lead America into the future!

The Amazing Recovery Of Gabrielle Giffords

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head in an assassination attempt in Tucson on January 8, has made a miraculous recovery in the ten months since that tragedy.

Having to relearn language and how to walk, and so many other things that we all take for granted, Giffords has become one of the small ten percent of people shot in the brain to recover and function.

Giffords has gone through intense therapy, and with the support of her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, and her mother, and the blessings and good will of millions of people in Arizona and elsewhere, she is now on the road to an inspirational recovery.

A special on ABC’s 20-20 with Diane Sawyer traced her steps toward recovery, and brought tears to the author’s eyes, in thankfulness and, at the same time, wonderment, at how Giffords has survived.

Giffords will have to decide by May whether she chooses to run for another term as a Congresswoman, and the nation will be praying for greater recovery efforts that will convince her to continue her stellar public career!